If you live in a part of the US where it’s cold in the winter, you know how hard it is to continue your training all year long. Northern sailors need some venues in Florida or California (or some other warm place) where they can go sailing when there’s snow at home. Here is a list of places that allow sailors and coaches to come and practice. These places may also offer boat storage in between training sessions or regattas, and coach boat rentals. To talk about setting up a training session, call the listed contact person well in advance.
US Sailing Center of Martin County (USSCMC), Jenson Beach, FL
The US SAILING Center of Martin County (USSCMC) is committed to broadening the base of the sport of sailing through dedicated, affordable, community sailing programs for youth and adults, and providing support for the development of future champions and Olympic racers. They are usually willing to let people train for little or no cost, and competitors are able to store boats on site between events for a reasonable fee. Because of the shallow water at this venue, it is appropriate for smaller dinghies such as Optimists, 420s, Lasers, sailboards and Vanguard 15s. The winter months are relatively warm and windy.
USSCMC • 1955 NE Indian River Drive • Jensen Beach, FL 34957 • 772.334.8085
Contact: Alan Jenkinson (Excutive Director) • firstname.lastname@example.org
US Sailing Center, Miami, FL
The facility, which is officially named the Schoonmaker Center and the Herman F. Whiton Pavilion, is located on approximately 2 acres of water front property. They have two 3-ton hoists for hauling and launching of sail boats and coach boats. Also available are large wooden ramps for the launching of smaller sail boats, kayaks, windsurfers or paddle boards. The facility is also available to the public for a nominal fee.
usscmiami.org • 2476 South Bayshore Drive • Miami, Florida 33133 • 305.854.1058
Contact:Pat Downey, Executive Director • email@example.com
US Sailing Center, Long Beach, CA
The United States Sailing Center – Long Beach is located at 5489 E. Ocean Blvd on the Alamitos Bay Peninsula in Long Beach. The Sailing Center offers a wide range of programs for High School, College, and Olympic sailors in addition to programs for Youth At-Risk through local help groups, Learn-to-Sail classes for all ages and disabled sailing opportunities through the Sailing Center’s own Disabled Sailing Association.
The Center’s facilities include offices, docks, workshops and class rooms for its programs. The Center also operates a fleet of close to 30 boats including CFJs, 420s, J24s, keelboats, cruising boats, powerboats and whalers.
ussclb.org • 5489 E. Ocean Blvd – Long Beach, CA 90803 – USA • Ph: (562) 433-7939
Contact: Michael Segerblom, Executive Director
Sail Sheboygan, US Sailing Center, Sheboygan, WI
Sail Sheboygan was formed in 2004 to promote national and international sailing competition and education. We first hosted the 2005 Lightning North Americans. Sail Sheboygan provides professional quality in organizing and managing fleet and match racing events. Their current equipment includes: Eight Sonar Sailboats, Seven dedicated Umpire Boats (Modified Edgewater 170s), One 31 foot Edgewater Race Committee Signal Boat, One 27 foot Edgewater Mark Set Boat, Two 25 foot Inflatable RIB Breakdown and Media Boats, Eight Elliott 6m Sailboats
sailsheboygan.org • 214 Pennsylvania Avenue • Sheboygan, WI 53081 • Ph: (920)-889-0758
Contact: Richard Reichelsdorfer, Executive Director
Oakcliff Sailing Center, Oyster Bay, NY
Before founding Oakcliff Sailing Center, we looked at everything to do with sailing in Oyster Bay and around the world. Research revealed there was a gap in the growth path of sailors, and that Oakcliff Sailing Center had a very unique opportunity to fill that gap. The founders decided the Center should be dedicated to training sailors, boat workers, owners and teams in order to raise the level of sailors and sailing in the United States. For all sailors who want advanced training for themselves or their crews, Oakcliff Sailing Center offers customizable programs and multiple levels of supporting membership.
The Center is physically comprised of an America’s Cup-like campus in downtown Oyster Bay. The clubhouse, boat yard, and climate-controlled buildings house boat and sail storage, as well as rigging, composites, winch and hardware workshops. All of this is in close proximity to the commuter train station and a hundred yards from the Center’s deep-water docks and moorings.
oakcliffsailing.org • 4 South Street • Oyster Bay, NY 11771 • Ph: (516) 802 0368
Contact: Dawn Riley, Executive Director
Chicago Match Race Center, Chicago, IL
The Chicago Match Race Center’s goal is to provide the highest-level match racing training facility for professional and amateur sailors in the United States. In addition to hosting world-class regattas throughout the summer, the CMRC offers multiple weekly training programs, running from May through September. In addition to a complete fleet of Tom28’s, the CMRC also added brand new Elliott 6m’s to be raced right off the spectator-friendly Belmont Harbor.
The Chicago Match Race Center was founded to bring world class match racing to the shores of Lake Michigan. Utilizing its fleet of ten Tom 28 sailboats and four Elliot 6 meters the Center plays host to numerous regattas, clinics, and nightly training sessions throughout the year.
chicagomatchrace.com • Ph: (312)515-1685